West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy

The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency, together with consultants AECOM, have developed a Coastal Strategy, which underwent a 3-month period of public consultation in Summer 2016.

The Final Strategy will be published here in early 2017 following completion of the process of adoption by the Local Authority and national approval.

The Background Papers for the adoption are available - please click here.

Public Consultation 2016

A 3-month public consultation period was held from 31st March to 30th June 2016.

Thank you for your consultation comments which have been used to inform the Final Strategy.

Two consultation roadshow events were held in May 2016, during the 3-month consultation period. To view the information provided at the roadshows, please click on the links below:

- Exhibition Panels -Introductory Boards (9 boards, 10mb).
- Also, information was provided for each Area -see Chapters 5 to 10 of the Draft Strategy Report to view these details.
-Summary Booklets were provided
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An online questionnaire was provided to submit comments.

The Draft Strategy docments published for consultation in Summer 2016 are available to view here.

These sessions provided an opportunity to come in and view the proposals and talk to the project team, to ask questions, and to give your comments on the Coastal Strategy and the Priority Schemes. Each session was held from 2pm-7pm:

  • Yarmouth, on Friday 20th May , from 2pm -7pm (at the Community Hall of Yarmouth and District, St James Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 ONU).

  • Cowes, on Tuesday 24th May , from 2pm – 7pm (at the New Holmwood Hotel, Queens Road, Egypt Point, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BW).


The draft ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy' recommends the preferred approaches needed to reduce or adapt to future coastal flood and erosion risks for an 84km frontage of the Isle of Wight coast from Freshwater Bay to East Cowes. This includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas. The Strategy includes proposals for future priority Schemes, and examines how they could be funded.

Map of the West Wight Coastal Strategy area
Map of the West Wight Coastal Strategy area -click here to enlarge

In February 2015 public workshops were held, which shaped the early development of the Strategy.  Since then, the work has been developed based on the latest national guidance, and the Draft Strategy has now been published for a three-month period of public consultation in Spring 2016.  

The consultation began on 31st March 2016 and closed on 30th June 2016. 

Public exhibitions were held in May 2016Please click here for details.

Thank you for your consultation comments which have been used to inform the Final Strategy.

The Draft Strategy docments published for consultation in Summer 2016 are available to view here (including the Draft Strategy, Summary Repport and Appendices).

Contact us:
Email: coast@iow.gov.uk. Tel. (01983) 821000.
Postal address: West Wight Coastal Strategy, Planning and Housing Services, Isle of Wight Council, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS.

Map showing the siz zones used in the West Wight Coastal Strategy, 2016

Map showing the area covered by the West Wight Coastal Strategy, 2016
('SMZ' = Strategic Management Zone, of which there are six used to describe the area).

 



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Updated: 19 December, 2016